The lobby of The Shard skyscraper on the preview day to mark the sale of tickets for the 'View from The Shard' experience on October 26, 2012 in London, England. The observation floors of The Shard skyscraper offer 360 degree aspect of London, and at 244m they are twice the height of any other viewing platform in the city. The 'View from The Shard' opens to the general public on February 1, 2013 and costs £24.95 for adults. (Getty Images)
A few months after buying FRHI Hotels & Resorts from investors including Qatar Investment Authority and Kingdom Holding, AccorHotels CEO Sébastien Bazin denies the hotel management firm is growing too fast. In fact, he intends to pick up the pace – especially in the GCC.